An agricultural and farming operation
with locations in Bozrah, Plainfield, North Branford, Somers & Ansonia, Connecticut
Vineyard Sky Farms is a farming enterprise, specifically, raising and management of sheep. VS Farms currently owns and manages a flock of seventy-seven registered Dorpers ewes and two registered rams. The breeding flock is from the Highloft Farm of Sutton Massachusetts. The sheep spend half their time grazing at solar sites and the other half in a conventional bedded pack barn. Currently, we are breeding 44 ewes to lamb in mid to late February.
Meet Our Team
Melissa came to Ecos as the Vineyard Sky Farms Livestock and Asset Manager in October of 2020. Her role includes overseeing the development and management of the sheep grazing operation on sites within Connecticut.
Prior to this Melissa worked for North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as a Cooperative Extension Educator for twenty-one years, and Pennsylvania State University briefly before relocating back to Connecticut. Melissa received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut.
Melissa enjoys promoting agriculture and has been a Cabot Cheese Ambassador. She enjoys spending time with family and increasing agriculture awareness in the area.